The GTV Hacker website has been able to hack the new Google Chromecast device and has revealed the systems been built on the older Google TV system, which doesn’t come as too much of a surprise.
However the good news is that the GTV Hacker has now also been able to create a public release of the exploit package for hacking the new Google Chromecast for those interested.
The new Google Chromecast streaming media thumb sized devices was unveiled by Google last week and has been designed to connect to HDTV using a spare HDMI connection. The GTV Hacker team explains:
“As soon as the source code hit we began our audit. Within a short period of time we had multiple items to look at for when our devices arrived. Then we received our Chromecasts the following day and were able to confirm that one of the bugs existed in the build Chromecast shipped with. From that point on we began building what you are now seeing as our public release package.
Our Chromecast exploit package will modify the system to spawn a root shell on port 23. This will allow researchers to better investigate the environment as well as give developers a chance to build and test software on their Chromecasts.”
For more information on the new Google Chromecast hack jump over to the GTV Hacker website for details. Using the new Google Chromecast device, you can easily enjoy your favourite online entertainment on your HDTV such as movies, TV shows, music, and more from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and Chrome.
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